Cannes: Matteo Garrone’s ‘Dogman’ Sells Widely Prior to Premiere (EXCLUSIVE)

ROME — Italy’s Rai Com has scored a slew of sales on director Matteo Garrone’s revenge drama “Dogman” ahead of its Cannes competition world premiere. Dubbed an “urban Western,” Garrone’s return to smaller-scale Italian-language filmmaking a…

ROME — Italy’s Rai Com has scored a slew of sales on director Matteo Garrone’s revenge drama “Dogman” ahead of its Cannes competition world premiere. Dubbed an “urban Western,” Garrone’s return to smaller-scale Italian-language filmmaking after his English-language fantasy “Tale of Tales,” is inspired by a homicide committed by a coked-out dog groomer during the late 1980s in the […]

Venice Film Festival to Honor David Cronenberg With Lifetime Achievement Award

Director David Cronenberg will be honored by the Venice Film Festival with its Golden Lion for lifetime achievement. The Canadian horror auteur, known for a wide range of edgy films such as “Videodrome,” “Dead Ringers,” “A History of Violence,” “Cosmopolis,” and “Maps to the Stars,” was last on the Lido in 2011 with psychological thriller […]

Director David Cronenberg will be honored by the Venice Film Festival with its Golden Lion for lifetime achievement. The Canadian horror auteur, known for a wide range of edgy films such as “Videodrome,” “Dead Ringers,” “A History of Violence,” “Cosmopolis,” and “Maps to the Stars,” was last on the Lido in 2011 with psychological thriller […]

Dubai Film Festival Cancels Next Edition, Ends Existing Format

In an unexpected shakeup, the Dubai International Film Festival has canceled its upcoming edition and announced a “new strategy,” signaling that the fest as attendees knew it – during its 14-year rise to become the top film event in the Middle East – is over. After days of swirling rumors and unanswered queries, a nebulous […]

In an unexpected shakeup, the Dubai International Film Festival has canceled its upcoming edition and announced a “new strategy,” signaling that the fest as attendees knew it – during its 14-year rise to become the top film event in the Middle East – is over. After days of swirling rumors and unanswered queries, a nebulous […]

Italian Director Fausto Brizzi Under Investigation for Alleged Sexual Harassment (Report)

Italian director Fausto Brizzi has been placed under investigation by prosecutors in Rome on sexual harassment charges brought by three women, Italian daily Corriere della Sera has reported. The formal investigation, which is the first known case of this type in Italy since the #MeToo movement started, is preliminary and does not mean Brizzi, who […]

Italian director Fausto Brizzi has been placed under investigation by prosecutors in Rome on sexual harassment charges brought by three women, Italian daily Corriere della Sera has reported. The formal investigation, which is the first known case of this type in Italy since the #MeToo movement started, is preliminary and does not mean Brizzi, who […]

Netflix to Produce Soccer Origins Drama by Julian Fellowes, Other European Original Series

Netflix has announced a new set of original shows from Europe, including a high-profile soccer origins drama written by “Downton Abbey” creator Julian Fellowes (pictured) and several series focusing on young people. The shows were announced at a See What’s Next Netflix event in Rome. The projects include: – from the U.K.: Netflix and British […]

Netflix has announced a new set of original shows from Europe, including a high-profile soccer origins drama written by “Downton Abbey” creator Julian Fellowes (pictured) and several series focusing on young people. The shows were announced at a See What’s Next Netflix event in Rome. The projects include: – from the U.K.: Netflix and British […]

‘Saturday Night Live’ Set For Italian Version on Sky’s TV8

ROME — A localized version of “Saturday Night Live” is launching in Italy where it will help drive ratings on satcaster Sky Italia’s free-to-air channel TV8. NBCUniversal International Formats has signed a deal with Sky Italia for the local version which will mark the twelfth international remake of the iconic U.S. show. “Saturday Night Live Italia” […]

ROME — A localized version of “Saturday Night Live” is launching in Italy where it will help drive ratings on satcaster Sky Italia’s free-to-air channel TV8. NBCUniversal International Formats has signed a deal with Sky Italia for the local version which will mark the twelfth international remake of the iconic U.S. show. “Saturday Night Live Italia” […]

‘Black Panther’ to Break Saudi Arabia’s 35-Year Cinema Ban

“Black Panther” is set to break Saudi Arabia’s 35-year cinema ban. Disney and its Middle East distribution partner, Italia Film, will be releasing the Marvel superhero blockbuster on April 18 in an AMC movie theatre in Riyadh with a gala premiere, an Italia Film spokesman said. The “Black Panther” bow will mark the first public […]

“Black Panther” is set to break Saudi Arabia’s 35-year cinema ban. Disney and its Middle East distribution partner, Italia Film, will be releasing the Marvel superhero blockbuster on April 18 in an AMC movie theatre in Riyadh with a gala premiere, an Italia Film spokesman said. The “Black Panther” bow will mark the first public […]